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Lawley Honda - Nissan

(520) 459-20002960 E Fry Blvd, Sierra VistaAZ 85635

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A BBB Accredited Business since 03/14/2003

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Reason for Rating

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Factors that raised Lawley Honda - Nissan's rating include:

  • Length of time business has been operating.
  • Complaint volume filed with BBB for business of this size.
  • Response to 2 complaint(s) filed against business.
  • Resolution of complaint(s) filed against business.

Customer Complaints SummaryRead complaint details

2 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 0 closed in last 12 months
Complaint TypeTotal Closed Complaints
Advertising / Sales Issues2
Billing / Collection Issues0
Problems with Product / Service0
Delivery Issues0
Guarantee / Warranty Issues0
Total Closed Complaints 2

Customer Reviews Summary Read customer reviews

2 Customer Reviews Customer Reviews on Lawley Honda - Nissan

Customer Experience Total Customer Reviews
Positive Experience 1
Neutral Experience 0
Negative Experience 1
Total Customer Reviews 2 Customer Reviews

Complaint Breakdown by ResolutionAbout Complaint Details

Complaint Resolution Log (2)
05/19/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

The website said that the item had features that it did not have.
The website said that we were going to be buying a 2008 Nissan Pathfinder SE. It said it had features like MP3 player, audio control on the steering wheel, Back up camera, multi CD changer. We bought the vehicle at night. They said ** had to get there right away to get the deal we needed. It was dark by the time we got there and unfortunately we did not see until the next day that all of these features we not equipped on the vehicle. Also the vehicle turned out to only be an S model. A huge difference in price and luxury. We contacted the woman we bought the vehicle from. She acted like we misread the site. We waited to hear from them and went in a couple days later. A man started getting confrontational with my husband when my husband stated the discrepancies. My husband left upset. Shortly after the same man called back and left a message to call him because he needed to talk to us. I called back because my husband was angry at the way he was treated. It was several hours later before I heard from this man. He said there was nothing he could do. That if I wanted to trade back for our car he would be willing to do that because they breached the contract. He also said he would have them detail the vehicle since it hadn't been done although our saleswoman said it had been done... There was cheerios on the floor. Dirt everywhere. There was even something growing in the glovebox!!! It was by far the worst detailing job I've ever seen. I realize this is a used car but?!?!?! Its too bad we couldn't have seen all that in the daylight. I guess we just took them at their word. Obviously it is our fault for being too trusting. I will never suggest anyone to go there for a vehicle. By far it has been the worst "customer service" I have ever dealt with in the car buying industry. Like I said the way the tried to make it right was to give us our car back. They didn't even offer to install some of the things that they said were already there! They tried pushing the blame on a service they use to post car pictures on the internet.

Desired Settlement
I want them to try to make it right by putting in the items that they said were installed or offer financial compensation so I can personally go and buy the things they said were there. I'd rather have someone else install them anyways. Its obvious by the way they "detail" vehicles that they are lacking in the service department.

Final Consumer Response
After I had submitted my report to the BBB and before Lawleys was notified I was called by the Manager of the branch. He let me tell him about our experience and he was very apologetic. He was very helpful and provided us with most of the amenities that had been missing. He had the service department clean the car again as well. I am very pleased that the manager thought of a fair solution and was extremely pleasant. He definitely made our experience turn from a bad one into a good example of how customers should be treated! I want to say "Thank you so much to **** ***** for making it right!!"

03/31/2014Advertising / Sales Issues | Read Complaint Details

All cars on lot equipped with after market security system at cost of $699.00. ****** offers no choice. I was told it was part of sales price. Not
I decided to purchase a used 2011 Nissan cube on 12-07-2013. As the purchase process progressed I was never told of the security system as being something I had to purchase with no means of opting out. When I first looked at cars on the lot the saleswoman, ***** ********* made a show of holding up a clicker before unlocking doors. She appeared to have a separate device than the key for each car. She said all the cars were on this system. I believed it was something they used on the lot only. She never informed me that the car I was purchasing had a system permanently installed. When I got to the finance manager, ******* ******** he tried to sell me extra coverage to go "with the security system" that would provide vehicle replacement in the event the car was stolen. If I bought it I would get a new car otherwise it would only pay KBB value. I said I did not want it. As I was signing dozens of papers there was one entitled "Dealership Auto Security Work Order". There were three boxes 1) Optional Extension of the vehicle replacement program, up to $20,000, 2) Activate Security System for Customer Use and 3) Deactivate Protection and Waive Vehicle Replacement. He said I wasn't getting the extra but needed to sign this form. No boxes were checked. I mentioned this and he said not to worry as I was not getting or paying for extra coverage.
When the final paperwork was put in front of me with the many lines of numbers I saw $699 on a line that said aftermarket. I asked what it was. He said security system. I said I didn't want it. He said it was on all cars they sell and it was worked in to the price. I believed him. A couple of days later when I was thoroughly went over each line I found the $699 was an additional amount on top of the agreed upon sales price of $12,239. After waiting two hours after this for the car to come back from being washed the saleswoman then plugged in a little black piece under the dash and said it was the alarm system. I said what if I unplugged it and all she said was it would probably never work again. After many hours of dealing with unanswered questions and waiting 2 hours for a wash I wanted to just leave.
I tried calling the phone number on the "Security work order". It was typed on the work order as:
Karr Security, **** *** ***** ****** ****** AZ XXXXX (XXX) XXX-XXXX. I called and the finance manager of ****** Chevrolet answered. He was confused why I had that number. I told him it was typed on paperwork. I said I bought car at Lawley Honda-Nissan. He said he'd transfer me over there but if I want to call Karr Security their number was (XXX)XXX-XXXX. After being transferred I spoke with the Finance Director, ****** ******** He was not very helpful and basically treated me like I was not smart if I didn't want the system and also that it was there and couldn't be removed. I then tried calling the direct number the Chevrolet manager gave me and it was Lawley Honda-Nissan's direct line. I believe it was a salesman that answered and when I asked about Karr Security (spelled it for him K-A-R-R) he had no clue. But he's elling cars that have the system. This is only one example of incompetency I've ran into with Lawley. They have tried to refund money to my lender when I cancelled the extended service contract by sending it to a lender I did not even get the loan with! Then after I gave them the exact payment address for my lender they instead sent it to a service center that does not receive payments. Now ten days later that check is floating around somewhere. I have not had calls returned when all I could get was a manager's voicemail. One office person looked at my file and said there was a note to "Do not contact customer" I moved out of state and I guess they think I don't count anymore as a repeat customer.

Desired Settlement
I would simply like this to be on file that Lawley Honda Nissan does NOT have the customer's best interest in mind. It is the most unprofessional company I ever dealt with.

Industry Comparison| Chart

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Parts & Supplies - New, Auto Repair & Service

Additional Information


Lawley Motors, LLC also does business as Lawley Automotive Center and Cactus Country Auto Sales. A separate BBB Reliability Report is available for Lawley Automotive Center and for Cactus Country Auto Sales.

BBB file opened: 03/08/1996Business started: 04/26/1995
Licensing, Bonding or Registration

This company is in an industry that may require licensing, bonding or registration in order to lawfully do business. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.

These agencies may include:

Arizona Department of Transportation
PO Box 2100 Mail Drop 552-M
Phoenix, AZ 85001-2100
(520) 629-9808

Arizona Department of Financial Institutions
2910 N 44th St STE 310
Phoenix, AZ 85018-7270
(800) 544-0708

Type of Entity

Limited Liability Corporation

Business Management

This company's principal, W. Sean Lawley, also owns and operates Lawley Family Management, LLC and Sierra Vista Car Guys, LLC. A separate BBB Reliability Report is available for each company.

Contact Information
Principal: Mr. W. Sean Lawley (Managing Member)Mr. Sharp Lannom (Member)Ms. Catherine L. Lawley (Member)
Number of Employees


Business Category

Auto Dealers - New Cars, Auto Parts & Supplies - New, Auto Repair & Service

Products & Services

This company offers sales and service of new and used automobiles.

Alternate Business Names
Lawley Motors, LLC
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Customer Review Rating plus BBB Rating Summary

Lawley Honda - Nissan has received 4.70 out of 5 stars based on 2 Customer Reviews and a BBB Rating of A+.

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2960 E Fry Blvd

Sierra Vista, AZ 85635

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  • 2960 E Fry Blvd 

    Sierra Vista, AZ 85635(520) 459-2000

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